A virtual reality app has been launched to provide a sense of what it is like to live with different forms of dementia.
A Walk Through Dementia was created by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK.
It has been welcomed by other experts in the field. Presented in virtual reality, you’ll look at everyday life through a new lens. You may be familiar with some of the symptoms you’ll experience, others may surprise you.
This app was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK, guided by people living with different forms of dementia. They were all keen to help you understand what everyday life can be like for them.
“We will increasingly be asked for help by people with dementia, and having had some insight into what may be happening for them will improve how we can help,” said Tula Brannelly from the University of Southampton.
Dementia is a misunderstood condition. Many people believe it’s just a by-product of ageing. We tend to not think beyond memory loss when it comes to symptoms.
The reality is that dementia is a condition caused by diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, that damage different areas of the brain leading to a variety of challenging symptoms.
Because dementia is so complex, and each person’s experience of it is unique, we can’t tell every story, but we hope the one we tell through A Walk Through Dementia will help you think a little differently about dementia.
DOWNLOAD THE APP
A Walk Through Dementia is exclusive to Android. Download the app for free from the Play Store.
Source: A Walk Through Dementia